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Ara’s Fashion School’s parade, PITCH, is on Saturday 25 November. Male and female students are needed to volunteer to be models. To register for an audition you must be at least 14, meet clothes size and height requirements, and be able to come to the audition, fitting dates and the Fashion Show.
The Model audition will be held on Wednesday 25 October 5 – 6pm.
Female Model Fittings Saturday 18 November 9am – 1.30pm
Male Model Fittings Satruday 18 November 1.30pm – 3.30pm
PITCH Show day Saturday 25 November Show 8.30am – 11pm, Includes rehearsal in the morning, then hair and makeup
To find out more and to register see : CLICK HERE

Defence Careers Experience in October Holidays

This will be a five day residential experience held at Burnham Military Camp and will cater to Secondary School Students that are interested in a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force. This will be held from 01 – 05 October 2017.
They are looking for smart, active and team minded students who are interested in joining the NZDF once they leave school. This is ideally suited for Yr 12 students, but Yr 11 and Yr 13 students can also apply. Applications can be made online through the Defence Careers Experience Event on the Christchurch Defence Careers Facebook page –
Applications Close – 24th August
For further enquiries regarding the DCE, please email

Win Tickets to Science Show

Neil deGrasse Tyson’s amazing science show is on 4 July in Christchurch. UC Science is a major sponsor. We’re giving students the chance to win tickets to the show and to meet Dr Tyson in person. As part of the competition, students are encouraged to share their passion for science through photos, video, storytelling, art and more. Entries close Monday 22 May at 5pm 2017. Winners announced: Friday 2 June 2017. See how to enter on:

On Campus Experience at Otago University for students of Maori descent

On Campus Experience (OCE), which is a wonderful opportunity for Year 13 secondary school students – of Māori descent – to explore the University of Otago and the city of Dunedin. Students will have the opportunity to attend lectures in their areas of interest, as well as meet academic staff and current students.  They will experience life in a Residential college, and will meet the Māori Centre staff – which provides great support for Māori students when they come to Otago.

The OCE programme is a fully funded initiative, and gives each successful applicant the following: airfare/flight coverage (to and from Dunedin) accommodation, meals, and activities.

Entries are sought from full time Year 13 students of Māori descent, who are currently enrolled in a New Zealand secondary school, and are considering studying at the University of Otago in 2018

All applicants should be students who are completing an appropriate programme at secondary school level, which will lead them to meet University Entrance.


 OCE date:     Sunday 7 – Thursday 11th May 2017

Applications Close:   6 April 2017 (5.00pm) 


Information, registration form and poster are enclosed and can be found on the link below:

Or come and see Mrs Sinclair in F1 Careers Office

NASDA for a Day

If you are thinking about musical theatre as a career then you may be interested in joining classes for a day at NASDA (National Academy of Singing and Dramatic Art) based at Ara in Christchurch. The first day is March 23rd and places are only limited to 10 people. The aim is for school students to take part in the full NASDA experience; from joining in on morning dance to watching our weekly masterclasses in performance practice. Additionally, other dates this term for ‘NASDA For A Day’ are March 30th and April 13th. Please see Mrs Sinclair in F1 Careers Department office as soon as possible to sign up for this day. Here is their Facebook link:

Modelling Opportunity (volunteer)

Ara Institute of Canterbury Fashion has a great opportunity for students (14 and older) interested in the Modelling and Fashion Industries. They need models for their end of year fashion show called PITCH, which showcases their fashion students’ work. They are now taking registrations for auditions to be model, coming up on Wednesday 26 October 2016, 5pm at the Ara CPSA, Madras St. For more information, dates, what is involved and to apply see:

Ara here on Wednesday (17/8) for Application Help

If you intend applying for a course at Ara, you should attend the application session on Wednesday 17 August, 8.15-9.00 am, in the Common Room in F block.
Liaison staff will be there to help you get the application forms completed. It would be useful if you have downloaded a form and made a start, and if you have settled on the exact course you are applying for. Check before to see if you need to bring ID, know your NZQA National Student Number, and so on.
Note, this is not a general information session, but one-on-one assistance for you and your plans for next year. Take advantage of this help from the experts.

Defence Careers Experience

If you are interested in joining the NZDF when you leave school, you may be interested in applying for the Defence Careers Experience in the September holidays. This is a five day residential experience held at Burnham Military Camp for Secondary School Students that are interested in a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force. This will be held from 25 – 29 September. They are looking for smart, active and team minded students who are in Y12 , but will also consider Y11 or Y13 students.
Applications Open – Now. Applications Close – Thursday 12 August at 4pm
Please follow the link to the online application form: This link will also be available on the NZDF Facebook page – “Christchurch Defence Recruiting”.

Yr 13 Broadcasting Opportunity

Ara Institute of Canterbury, are excited to be offering a unique opportunity to Year 13 students interested in the ‘Broadcast Journalism’ and ‘Screen & Television’ industries. New Zealand Broadcasting School students will be filming Metronews for broadcast on CTV every weekday afternoon from 3.30pm-5.30pm from Monday 30 May until Friday 10 June(including Queens Birthday on Monday 6 June). We have a unique opportunity for your students to watch this being made on one of the above dates with a special up-close, behind the scenes experience. Have a look here for what it will be like: Please come into the F1 Careers Office and see Mrs Sinclair asap or email her on as names and date preferences must be in by this Friday